Jamaica site with big development potential sells after bidding war 


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Ariel Property Advisors

The site at 143-18 Liberty Ave., which previously was an auto-dealer, sold after just four months on the market, but not before a bidding war between two buyers that ultimately lead the price of the lot to to rise higher than most other sites in the area.

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Restoration work to enhance Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the National Park Service (NPS) and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) are collaborating on a project to improve the ecological health of habitats at the refuge and enhance visitor experience.

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Jamaica Hills Merchants Association looks to foster local business growth


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Google Maps

Businesses in Jamaica Hills have gained new advocates in the Jamaica Hills Merchants Association, a new group formed through the efforts of Councilman Rory Lancman and the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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Jamaica woman pleads guilty to defrauding undocumented couple out of $25K: DA


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A 49-year-old Jamaica woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to grand larceny after she falsely promised an undocumented couple state driver’s licenses and permanent residence cards, taking $25,000 in the process, prosecutors said.

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See it: Jumbo Jamaica Estates home listed for $2.95M


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy Michael Miguel and MLSLI

The residence at 181-02 Dalny Rd. offers a sizable tropical-theme backyard featuring an elevated gazebo that is somewhat symbolic of Jamaica Estates’ contrast from normal New York City housing, while it still being considered in the five boroughs.

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